Similar to the scope of its educational specialty areas, Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (POP) faculty and students work in various complementary areas of research including pharmacoepidemiology, patient safety and program evaluation and pharmacoeconomics. Research studies oftentimes involve expertise of several of these areas and cross-cutting methodological approaches.
The department has excellent research facilities. Quantitative research facilities include computer labs for students, a department-owned secure research server that houses several population-based datasets, and a variety of software packages.Qualitative research infrastructure includes conference facilities with state-of-the art equipment for focus groups or patient interviews.
POP is surrounded by the UF Health Science Center with six health colleges, six large research institutes and centers including the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, the Health Science Center Library, and UF Health, the UF Health System with seven hospitals and more than 80 primary and specialty care practices.
Faculty members have been highly successful in attracting extramural research support and are engaged in a variety of ongoing studies, allowing early research experiences of junior graduate students within independent studies experiences.